Be prepared! The National Public Alerting System has a planned emergency alert test today.

The alert will be broadcast on all communication channels including television, radio and compatible wireless devices. 

The province says testing all components is an important and necessary part of any public alerting system. They say it provides an opportunity to validate and improve the end-to-end performance and reliability of the system to ensure it operates as intended on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices.

Today's test message will take place at 1:55 p.m.